Non-US/Canadian Derby Roundup: 4/5th November Edition

We’re bringing you another roundup of the upcoming Roller Derby this weekend from across the world. As always, we’re using Flat Track Stats for much of this information – for regions with less good coverage, we also do a bit of intensive searching using a tool which scans the Facebook events of Roller Derby leagues known to Derby Listing.

Predictions of bouts are from FTS, if possible, and from our own SRD Rank where FTS cannot make predictions (for example: Latin America, or non-MRDA men’s bouts).  (SRDRank also has recent WFTDA rankings, including the 31st June ranking, as well as SRDRank, and allows you to make predictions from them.)

If we’ve missed you from our roundup, please let us know! [Or add yourselves to FTS and/or Derbylisting]

Scotland

This weekend, there’s home teams and National teams stuff both here and down south:

  • Friday, Glasgow: Resistance Roller Derby are hosting a Watch Party for WFTDA Champs, Night 1 [EVENT]
  • Friday, Perth: Fair City Rollers are hosting a fundraising Pub Quiz [EVENT]
  • Glasgow: Power of Scotland, the Scottish Men’s National Team, are running their bootcamp, featuring both Referee sessions + skater coaching from Team Scotland’s Gigg, Mckenzie, Owl and Morris, plus a scrimmage to test everything you’ve learned. [EVENT]
  • Dundee: Dundee Roller Girls host their home teams extravaganza – a three-way round robin between the Jutes of Hazard, Press Gangers and Jammin’ Dodgers, followed by a mashup Championship bout [EVENT]

UK

With Halloween providing an excuse, there’s a ton of derby in the UK (and a very special Bootcamp):

  • Dorset, England: Dorset Roller Girls host a Thriller themed double header [EVENT]
    • Mixed, A-team level opener
    • Dorset B (debut!) versus Southampton [FTS]
  • Liverpool, England: Liverpool Roller Birds host a double header against Oxford [EVENT]
    • Yellow Shovemarines (Liverpool B) versus Oxford B [FTS]
    • Sisters of Mercy (Liverpool A) versus Oxford A [FTS]
  • Newcastle, England: Newcastle Roller Girls host an exciting double header versus Scotland: [EVENT]
    • Canny Belters (Newcastle A) versus Team Scotland Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Whippin’ Hinnies (Newcastle B) versus Granite City Northern Fights (Aberdeen A) [FTS]
  • Sunday, Eastbourne, England: Eastbourne Roller Derby host a bootcamp coached by Tori Bee, built around techniques associated with eating the baby. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Preston, England: Preston Roller Girls are running a recruitment/ open day, all day [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Rochester, England: the Apex Predators host a Rookie Women Sevens Tournament [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Taunton, England: South-West Angels of Terror host a double header [EVENT]
    • SWAT B versus Bridgend Roller Derby [FTS]
    • Mixed Scrim: Dynamite Dames v Bonfire Bruisers
  • Sunday, York, England: York Minxters are hosting a Sunday open-scrim, as York Minxters take on The World [EVENT]
  • Tuesday, Leeds, England: Leeds Roller Derby, newly en-logoed, are hosting their next guest skater / open scrim night [EVENT]

Europe

In Europe, the 2017/8 series continues to pick up, as French, German and Swedish national tournaments all have bouts, along with two separate tournaments in addition!

  • Friday, Gothenburg, Sweden: Gothenburg Roller Derby are one of many league running a viewing party for WFTDA Champs [EVENT]
  • Antwerp, Belgium: One Love Roller Dolls host the first ever Brabo Cup, a 4-team round robin tournament of European scope. [FTS Tournament][EVENT]. Competing:
    • One Love Roller Dolls
    • Nantes Derby Girls
    • Nottingham Hellfire Harlots
    • Lille Roller Girls
      • Also, there will be a men’s exhibition, Manneken Beasts (Brussels) versus Panam Squad (Paris)
  • Prague, Czech Republic: the Hard Breaking Dolls host The Hague’s Parliament of Pain B (The Jokers) for a game [FTS][EVENT]
  • (sat+sun) Brest, France: B. M. O. Roller Derby Girls host the first bouts of the French Nationale 2017/8 Division 2, Zone 2: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • BMO (Brest) v Les Vilaines (Rennes B)
    • Missfeet (Le Mans) v Les Morues (Lorient)
    • BMO v Les Pétroleuses (Caen B)
    • Les Simones (Orléans) v Les Vilaines
    • Les Pétroleuses v Les Morues
  • (sat+sun) Lyon, France: Lyon Roller Derby hosts the first bouts of the French National 2017/8 Division 2, zone 6: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Toxic Ladies (Toulon) v Rabbit Skulls (Avignon)
    • Mars Invaders (Marseille B) v Faux Soyeuses (Lyon)
    • Les Amazones (Aix en Provence) v Baywitch Project (Nice)
    • Faux Soyeuses v Rabbit Skulls
    • Mars Invaders v Baywitch Project
  • Nantes, France: Les Jules Veneres host a bootcamp run by Optimus Quad (of Puget Sound Outcasts + the Argentinean Men’s team) [EVENT]
  • Bremen, Germany: Bremen Meatgrinders host a Bundesliga div 3 bout against Berlin Rollergirls [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Ruhrpott, Germany: Ruhrpott Roller Girls host a Bundesliga div 1 bout against Hamburg’s St Pauli Harbor Girls [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Stuttgart, Germany: Stuttgart Valley Rollergirls host a Bundesliga div 1 bout against Dresden Pioneers [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
  • Milan, Italy: Hosted by Harpies Roller Derby Milano, the Daga Denter Tournament returns for another year [FTS Tournament][EVENT] competing are
    • Marseille’s Bloody Skulls
    • Vicenza’s Anguanas
    • Milan’s Harpies
    • Valencia’s Rayo Dockers
    • Vienna Roller Derby
    • Barcelona Roller Derby Ingles de Acero (B)
    • Lutece Destroyeueses (Paris)
    • Zürich City Roller Girlz
    • Panthers Graou (Saint-Gratien)
    • Helsinki C-Cassette
  • Almada, Portugal: the Liberty Dolls host Lisbon Grrrls Roller Derby for a bout [FTS], as part of the celebration of 2 years of Liberty Dolls in Almada [EVENT]
  • Gothenburg, Sweden: Gothenburg Roller Derby host the 2017/8 Swedish Eliteserien (the Elite tier of the Swedish nationals) fixtures: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
    • Crime City Rollers (Malmö) versus Gothenburg Roller Derby
    • Dock City Rollers (Gothenburg) versus Luleå Roller Derby
    • Crime City Rollers versus Dock City Rollers
    • Luleå Roller Derby versus Gothenburg Roller Derby
  • Sunday, Calais, France: Roller Derby Calaisis host a triple header [EVENT]
    • Zombeers (Calais Men) versus Unnamed Basterds (France Exhibition)
    • Dead Dragibus (Calais Juniors) versus Blackland Teenage Terrors (Charleroi Juniors)
    • The Black Tagada (Calais Women)versus Blackland Rockin’ K-Rollers (Charleroi Women) [FTS]
  • Sunday, Karlsruhe, Germany: the RockArollers are holding an open fresh-meat recruiting day for anyone interested in joining + seeing what it’s like [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Stavanger, Norway: Oil City Rollers host an open training session session for those interested in seeing how the sport works + maybe joining up [EVENT]
  • Monday, Orebro, Sweden: Orebro Roller Derby host a recruitment/ open training session (for which pre-registration is required, for kit). [EVENT]

Pacific

In Australia and New Zealand the season is coming to an end with intake days and parties for the most part – in Hong Kong there’s also intake, and bouts in Japan:

  • Friday, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia: East Coast Derby Dolls are hosting another intake day (their previous one being Wednesday 1st). This starts off their 6 week training course [EVENT]
  • Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia: Wagga Derby Dolls are holding a garage sale fundraiser [EVENT]
  • Darwin, NT, Australia: Darwin Roller Girls are hosting an Exhibition Day to show off derby to those who might be interested in joining the league [EVENT]
  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Sun State Roller Girls are holding a party to celebrate the end of another years’ competitive season [EVENT]
  • Mackay, QLD, Australia: Mackay City Roller Maidens are hosting their annual Christmas Pot Luck Scrim  (yes, we know this is in November…), teams drawn from those signing up [EVENT]
  • Victoria, Australia: Melbourne Northside Rollers host Rebellion 2017, Victoria’s biggest yearly tournament [FTS Tournament][EVENT] competing:
    • Kingston City Rollers (Mordailloc)
    • WestSide Derby Dollz (West Footscray)
    • Devil State Derby League (Launceton, Tasmania)
    • Melbourne Northside Rebel Alliance (B)
    • East Vic Roller Derby (Bayswater)
    • Brisbane City Rollers Nasty Nancies (B)
    • Otway Derby Dolls’ gODD almighty
    • Van Diemen Rollers (Launceton, Tasmania)
    • Canberra Roller Derby League’s VCBs (B)
    • Victorian Roller Derby League’s Notorious V.I.C.s (B)
    • Adelaide Roller Derby’s Radelaides (B)
    • Diamond Valley Roller Derby Club (Eltham)
    • South Island Sirens (Hobart, Tasmania)
    • Convict City Roller Derby (Glenorchy, Tasmania)
    • South Sea Roller Derby (Melbourne) …!
  • Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia: Gold City Rollers are hosting a Marvel v DC themed home teams bout. [EVENT]
  • Napier, New Zealand: Bay City Rollers host a double header [EVENT]
    • Iron Maidens (Napier A) versus Vagine Regime Aotearoa [FTS]
    • Twisted Sisters (Napier B) versus Whenua Fatales (Levin) [FTS]
  • Palmerston North, New Zealand: Swamp City Roller Derby host a fundraising quiz night. [EVENT]
  • Wellington, New Zealand: Richter City Roller Derby host a double header: [EVENT]
    • Richter City Convicts (B) versus Sirens of Smash (Nelson) [FTS]
    • Home teams: Comic Slams versus Smash Malice
  • Sunday, Okinawa, Japan: Okinawa Roller Derby and Devil Dog Derby Dames co-host a mash-up bout for Halloween, featuring Vampires versus Zombies – fancy dress welcome! [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Hong Hong: Hong Kong Roller Derby are hosting a Fresh Meat Recruitment day, for anyone who wants to join Roller Derby, as a skater, referee, NSO or anything else. [EVENT]
  • Monday, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia: Wagga Derby Dolls are running their next intake day for those who want to join in [EVENT]
  • Monday, Victoria, Australia: Victorian Roller Derby League are hosting a live viewing party for WFTDA Champs’ Championship Game (which gives VRDL’s All-Stars even more incentive to definitely make it there…) [EVENT]

Latin America

In Latin America, it’s a little quiet:

  • São Paulo, Brazil: the Ladies of Helltown celebrate Halloween with a “Hell-o-ween” Party. [EVENT]
  • Sunday, Buenos Aires, Argentina: 2×4 Roller Derby are holding a double-header to raise funds for their C team to compete in the Torneo Patagonia Rebelde later in November. [EVENT]
    • Home teams: Cowgirls from Hell play Bully Chicks
    • Followed by a COED/Open to All mixed game

Africa and Middle East

  • Sunday, Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Roller Derby are hosting a Halloween themed practice session, open to spectators [EVENT]

Elsewhere

  • As usual, we’re calling out an event hosted in the USA or Canada which is nevertheless of interest because of it’s non-North American content.
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: The 2017 WFTDA Championships will feature the following Australian or European teams: [FTS Tournament][EVENT]
      • Victoria, Australia’s Victorian Roller Derby League All-Stars (significant chance of a 1st or 2nd place)
      • London, England’s London Rollergirls
      • Malmö, Sweden’s Crime City Rollers

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